How tech will transform the healthcare workplace by 2050: 3 predictions

By 2050, healthcare will be immersed with technology as a way to break down barriers between different aspects of care, according to Esther Choo, an emergency medicine physician at Oregon Health & Science University.

The Wall Street Journal recently asked several experts how their respective workplaces will change by 2050. In healthcare, technology will serve as the biggest driver of change, according to Dr. Choo.

Three predictions of the future of the healthcare workplace, according to Dr. Choo:

1. By 2050, there will be a lot more options to practice telemedicine. Virtual care technology will be used to communicate with patients, monitor patients and connect them to care.

2. With the widespread adoption of telemedicine, patients will physically visit a healthcare facility only when necessary.

3. There will be more integration of electronic and telemedicine platforms; systems for EHRs, ultrasounds and clinical decision-making will be interoperable.

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